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Protecting the health and safety of our communities – including our teams and those considering a career at SDG&E – is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our recruitment and hiring process. These changes will allow employees and job seekers to more efficiently and safely apply for positions at SDG&E, as we continue to provide clean, safe and reliable service to the communities we serve.

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A little about us.  We are a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million people through 1.4 million electric meters and 830,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. We're a subsidiary of Sempra, a Fortune 500 Company based in San Diego, CA.

Our dedicated team provides the framework for outstanding service to our customers.

As one of the region's largest employers, we're always searching for the best people to join our team. After all, it takes great people to do great work for a great company.


Resume and Interview Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

SDG&E accepts applications online. You can attach supporting documents such as resumes and cover letters via the application page.

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You will receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application.  In the event you are selected for an interview or test session, a representative from human resources or the hiring department will contact you.

Due to our volume of applications, we are not able to follow up with every applicant.  However, in the event that there is an interest in your resume, a company representative will be sure to contact you via phone or e-mail.

You can sign up to be notified when positions are posted within your specific area of interest. To do this, please go to our list of current job openings, select your area(s) of interest on the left side of the page, then click on “Notify Me” in the top right corner. You will be asked to provide your email address, and will receive email notifications when jobs that meet your criteria are posted

Yes.  All offers of employment at SDG&E are contingent upon candidates passing a background check and drug screen.  A background check will consist of the following:

  • Criminal History Report
  • Social Security Verification
  • Motor Vehicle History Report
  • Employment Verification
  • Education Verification

A candidate must have successfully completed and received their high school diploma or passed a General Education Development (GED) test.  Some of our positions do require four-year degrees and/or certifications.

Yes. A member of the human resources department can address any questions regarding special accommodations.

Absolutely. SDG&E is dedicated to employee development and career growth.

Interview Tips

You applied and received notice to set-up an interview. The interview is your second impression with the employer and your chance to convince the hiring manager that you’re the best candidate for the position.

  1. Research
  2. Preparation
    • Think about personal stories that demonstrate your problem-solving skills and be prepared to speak upon your roles and experience
    • Use the STAR Interviewing technique to help prepare for competency-based interview questions
      1. Situation or Task – Describe the situation that you were in. You must describe a specific event or situation
      2. Action You Took – Describe the action you took and keep the focus on you
      3. Results You Achieved – What happened? What did you accomplish? What did you learn?
    • Additional questions to think about it…
      1. Why are you interested in the position?
      2. What makes you a good candidate for this position?
      3. What are your short-term career goals and how does this opportunity fit into your goals?
    • Practice Practice Practice!:
  3. Interview Day
    • Dress for success with professional attire
    • Bring extra copies of your resume, a pen, and notepad
    • Be punctual. If possible, arrive 10 to 15 minutes early
    • Silence your cell phone
    • Provide honest, direct answers
    • Make eye contact with your hiring manager
    • Voice your career interests
    • Ask questions
  4. Post-Interview
    • Send a thoughtful thank you email to your recruiter expressing your interest in the position


Resume Tips

Your resume is often your first impression with an employer, and a well-written resume can increase your chance of being invited for an interview.

  1. Format
    • Your resume should be no more than 1-2 pages in length
    • Use a professional font (Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri). All three fonts are legible and easy to read.
    • Font size should be between 10 to 12 point
    • Margins should be at least 0.75”, but no larger than 2”
    • Use bullet points
    • White space is fine! Don’t feel like you need to fill in the entire page of your resume. White space breaks up the sections and helps create focal points for our recruiters.
  2. Content
    • Include: Heading, Experience, Education, Skills, and Professional Affiliations
    • Make it straightforward and effortless to read. Due to the amount of resumes our recruiters receive, we value conciseness and quality over quantity
    • Help the recruiter make the connection from past experience to transferable relevant skill
    • Include experience that is most pertinent to the position you are applying to List experience in reverse chronological order. Employers want to see your most recent experience first
    • Use active language to write about experiences. Action verbs will assist you in highlighting not only your experience but also your accomplishments. Focus on what you did, not necessarily what the job duties were.
  3. Proofreading
    • Have a trusted friend, mentor, or family member review your resume for grammatical errors and typos
    • Avoid first person pronouns (I, me, & my)
    • Check for spelling, punctuation, and grammatical mistakes
    • Make sure that your resume aligns with the job description
    • Double check your contact information

Resume Sections

  1. Heading
    • Include: Name, Email, Telephone
    • Optional: Address, LinkedIn
  2. Experience
    • Include: Job Title, Company Name, Location, & Length of time you worked in the position
    • Use bullet points to highlight achievements
    • Use numbers, if possible, to highlight results
  3. Education
    • Include: Institution Name, Location, Degree, & Graduation Date
    • Optional: Concentration, Honors, and GPA
  4. Skills
    • Include both hard and soft skills that align with the job description
    • Hard Skills – Technical Knowledge
      1. Examples: Certifications, Licenses, Proficiencies
    • Soft Skills – Behavioral Traits
      1. Examples: Problem-solving, Critical Thinking, Effective Communication
  5. Professional Affiliations
    • Include: Professional Organization Name, Role, Length of time in organization

Do Not Include

  1. Information about your: age, gender, political affiliation, marital status, or personal data beyond your contact information
  2. Information on your salary or salary expectations

Yes. A member of the human resources department can address your application or requisition issues. Please submit a request via our Application Issues Form.